Emilia Monserrate Aneses De La Rosa
Date of death:
92 years old
Place of death: Aguadilla
Official cause of death: Essential (primary hypertension and hypertensive renal disease
What happened: She was in a nursing home in Aguadilla. She got ill and it was difficult to take her to the hospital because there was no diesel or gas. There were also no open hospitals in Aguadilla, so she was taken to San Germán. The day after arriving to the hospital, she died. On October 2 we received a phone call to tell us that she was dead. They said that she died of a lung condition, but for me, her death was related to the hurricane because they could not take her from the home to give her medical treatment and no hospitals were open in Aguadilla.
Source: Response to online survey, followed by interview with family